Barley Bean Go to Gruene

© Marisa S White - White Sparks Photography
It’s been a bit of a whirlwind adventure this past year. Picking up and moving to the other side of the country for 7 months only to pick up again and move once more. Luckily, I was able to plan a trip back home to Texas before the weather warmed to an unbearable steamy heat, visit family/friends and see how much and how little had changed in a year.

What I did find were two adorable, sprouting children who I have dubbed together as Barley Bean. A year doesn’t make as much of an impact to those who’ve walked the earth a little longer…but for the little ones, a year can mean a budding vocabulary, larger shoes, and blooming personalities. Full of belly laughs, inquisitive stops over locusts, a minor tantrum or two (to be expected), talks of bedroom tent building, and a small case of jumping on the bed…oh how I missed them.

For a family that likes to sleep in, strangely enough except for the youngest, we managed to get an early start, a stop for kolaches, and headed up to Greune before the weekend crowds took over the small town. After all, it’s summer in Texas which means tubing on the river! However, the day promised a swim in the pool at grandma’s later that afternoon, so no tubing this trip.

Barley Bean Go to Gruene!

Here’s a small collection of my favorites from our little adventure. Funny faces, kisses, pouts and bugs. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

 

© Marisa S White - White Sparks Photography

© Marisa S White - White Sparks Photography

© Marisa S White - White Sparks Photography

© Marisa S White - White Sparks Photography

Any excuse to make a funny face!

© Marisa S White - White Sparks Photography

Completely and totally mesmerized….

© Marisa S White - White Sparks Photography

by a locust shell, as all little boys often are…

© Marisa S White - White Sparks Photography

Sometimes we just need a little alone time.

© Marisa S White - White Sparks Photography

© Marisa S White - White Sparks Photography

But in the end, it’s all about the laughter.

Aug 22, 2014 - 6:01 pm

Sarah - They sure do grow fast…you’ve definitely captured their personalities. Love it!

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